BCCI secretary Jay Shah delighted cricket fans by sharing captivating images of the ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Trophy during its visit to the stunning Pangong Tso Lake in Leh. The sparkling trophy was showcased under the afternoon sun, with the iconic lake and the Shanti Stupa in the background.
The trophy tour, which commenced on June 27, made its way to West Bengal before reaching Leh. This grand tour will cover 18 countries worldwide before returning to India for the tournament, scheduled for October and November at ten different venues.
During its journey, the trophy will visit countries including Kuwait, Bahrain, Malaysia, USA, Nigeria, Uganda, France, Italy, and the host country, India. Jay Shah expressed his excitement by sharing the images from Leh, emphasizing that the vibrant streets of India are ready to witness this extraordinary journey.
“From the mesmerizing #Pangong Lake in #Leh to the schools of Mumbai, Kolkata, the vibrant streets of India are set to witness a spectacular journey as the #ICCWorldCup2023 Trophy Tour begins! This tournament of a lifetime will inspire a generation,” read the tweet from Jay Shah.
From the mesmerizing #Pangong Lake in #Leh to the schools of Mumbai, Kolkata, the vibrant streets of India are set to witness a spectacular journey as the #ICCWorldCup2023 Trophy Tour begins! This tournament of a lifetime will inspire a generation. @cricketworldcup @BCCI @ICC pic.twitter.com/Z8M7BiqICc
— Jay Shah (@JayShah) July 8, 2023
As part of the tour, students of the Modern High School in Kolkata had the privilege of admiring the World Cup trophy up close. Indian women’s cricket legend Jhulan Goswami graced the event, providing a special experience for the attendees. This tour offers fans a unique opportunity to get close to the prestigious cricket trophy and engage with this cherished piece of silverware.
On July 14, the trophy will bid farewell to India and embark on its international tour, returning on September 4. Notably, the ICC made history by launching the ODI World Cup trophy into space, marking it as the first-ever trophy to venture into the earth’s atmosphere.
The ten-team World Cup will commence on October 5, with defending champions England facing 2019 runners-up New Zealand at the Narendra Modi Stadium in Ahmedabad. Hosts India will commence their campaign against Australia on October 8 at the M.A. Chidambaram Stadium in Chennai. Over the course of 46 days, a total of 48 matches will be played, culminating in the final at the Motera Stadium on November 19. The ICC ODI World Cup 2023 promises to inspire a generation of cricket enthusiasts worldwide.